Sunday, May 13, 2007

Wikipedia redux

I have previously written about wikis, with specific mention of Wikipedia. One of my issues was that Wikipedia articles are often written by people who are non-experts, and their edits to articles often trump efforts from actual experts.

I came across an article (via Wired) which describes that the opposite can also happen: sometimes experts create articles, but because they’re experts, the articles are so opaque that the average reader can’t understand them.